The mint is thriving with this wet weather. Besides the lavender, this potted Mentha spicata seems to be the only plant that tolerates the lack of sunshine and excessive rainfall. Also, can’t wait to spruce up the backyard and make it pretty again. 


I feel like I’m neglecting my plants. This lavender on the side of the house really needs to be trimmed back, but I just haven’t had the time. Or, maybe I haven’t made the time. Of course, it’s rained the last three weekends so I didn’t feel like doing yard work and landscape maintenance in the rain and mud. And, the time change “spring forward” is next weekend. 

Easter Monday

A day off work as Spring Break comes to a close, but not a day off of my doctoral program. I am still hammering away at the two comprehensive exams that are due by April 24.  I've been slowly grinding out those two, 15-page papers...even blew them off for the four days I was in Palm Springs. And, I managed to pick up a head cold just before Easter Sunday. Good times. 

Back at the writing today. But, I did take a lunch break and repotted the (Tradescantia fluminensis) Nanouk that I picked up at Trader Joes's a few weeks ago. It needed a bigger pot, one that is not a bunny. And, I decided to break off the Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata) sprout from its mother and plant it on its own. Not only did it provide a nice break from writing scholarly papers, it serves as a reminder to nourish and recenter on occasion. 

note to self: only 29 more days of school until summer